What do I do Now? Resources and Building Resilience.
Once you know your ACE score and its impact, there are personal strategies and community resources that exist to help you. Asking for help, developing trusting relationships, forming a positive attitude, and paying attention to your instincts and feelings are ways to improve your life. These can assist in breaking the cycle of ACEs in your family. Reaching out to a trusted member of your community such as a doctor, a counselor, a teacher, or a church or spiritual leader is another way to get help. Additional resources can be found on the Resources page of this website.
Using these suggestions, both early in a child’s life and as an adult, can lessen the impact of ACEs on you and your family.
Join the Local ACEs Connection Network and Share your Stories of Resilience: Buncombe County ACEs Connection Group